Nautilus Hits Estimates in Solid Quarter

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Nautilus (NYS: NLS) reported earnings on March 4. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Nautilus met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded. Non-GAAP earnings per share increased significantly. GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.


Margins increased across the board.

Revenue details
Nautilus recorded revenue of $65.0 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $65.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $60.0 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.23. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.23 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.23 for Q4 were 109% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.11 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.43 for Q4 were 330% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.10 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 48.3%, 490 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.8%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.9%, much better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $55.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $211.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.45.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 119 members out of 148 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 27 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 22 give Nautilus a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Nautilus is buy, with an average price target of $4.68.

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